Avon Cinema on Thayer St., East Side, Providence, R.I.
Brown University buildings off Thayer Street, East Side, Providence, R.I.
Spectrum India, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.

Eastside in Providence, Rhode Island


Spectrum India - Indian imports, clothing, gifts, jewelry, food items, books, parties; 252 Thayer St., 401-421-1010WEBSITE
Pleasant Surprise - unique gift shop; 297 Thayer St., 401-273-1202WEBSITE
Urban Outfitters - women's and men's clothing; 285-289 Thayer St., 401-351-4080WEBSITE
Shades Plus - funky toys, knick knacks, cards, novelties; 281 Thayer St., 401-861-9309WEBSITE
Berk's Shoes and Clothing - mostly women's shoes and clothing; 272 Thayer St., 401-831-0174WEBSITE
Zuzu's Petals - women's special occasion dresswear; jewelry; 288 Thayer St., 401-331-9846
Brown Bookstore - university bookstore; books, apparel, gifts, Brown University memorabilia; 244 Thayer St., 401-863-3168WEBSITE
RISD Store - Rhode Island School of Design Store, online also; 30 North Main St., 401-454-6464WEBSITE
RISD Works - items created by RISD alumni and faculty, online also; Chase Center, 20 North Main St., 401-277-4949WEBSITE
Details - closed; great selection of socks, knee highs, tights plus hair accessories; 277 Thayer St.
City Sports - closed; sports apparel and gear; 271 Thayer St.

Article about Wickenden Street Shopping and Eateries - quirky and artsy Wickenden Street WEBSITE
Review of Wickenden Street - providence.citysearch.com WEBSITE
NY Times article about Providence - nytimes.com; photo slideshow WEBSITE

General Information
General Information about Providence - good overview & pictures of city and areas near Brown WEBSITE
General Information Site - lots of info, news, events; providencedowntown.com WEBSITE
Providence Visitors Site - goprovidence.com, the Convention and Visitors Bureau site WEBSITE
Brown University - on the East Side, near the Thayer Street shopping; Campus Center located at 75 Waterman St., 401-863-1000WEBSITE
RISD - Rhode Island School of Design, on the East Side; 2 College St., 401-454-6100WEBSITE

Blue State Coffee - coffee shop on Thayer Street; also in Brown Bookstore; very good; liberal political theme; 300 Thayer St., 401-383-8393WEBSITE
The Coffee Exchange - great coffee, cozy and unique cafe on Wickenden Street, East Side; 207 Wickenden St., 401-273-1198WEBSITE
Al Forno - fine dining; innovative dishes on South Main Street; 577 South Main St., 401-273-9760WEBSITE
Hemenway's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar - great seafood, on South Main Street; 121 South Main St., 401-351-8570WEBSITE
Persimmon - modern American cuisine; moved from Bristol, R.I., located at former site of Rue De L'Espoir; 99 Hope St., 401-432-7422WEBSITE
Rue De L'Espoir - closed; French, good for lunch or dinner, East Side on Hope Street; 99 Hope St.
Guido's Restaurant - closed; cozy, romantic Italian restaurant on East Side, byob and cash only; 100 Hope St.
List of Restaurants - goprovidence.com site WEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Avon Cinema - independent and foreign files, documentaries too; 260 Thayer St., 401-421-0020WEBSITE
RI Historical Society - walking tours and exhibits; Aldrich House, John Brown House, RIHS Library; library located at 121 Hope St., 401-273-8107WEBSITE
RISD Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design; 20 North Main St., 401-454-6500WEBSITE
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe - unique films on South Main Street; 204 South Main St., 401-272-3970WEBSITE

Great Events Calendar - sporting events, shows, other city events WEBSITE

Kids Activities - kidoinfo.com has a calendar of events for kids' activities all over Rhode Island WEBSITE

Providence: East Side Shops and Historic Sites

Pleasant Surprise, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Urban Outfitters, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Shades Plus, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.

Avon Cinema, Thayer St., Providence. R.I. Spectrum India, Thayer St., Providence, R.I. Berk's Shoes, Thayer St., Providence, R.I.